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Using Devices in a Virtual Machine

Using Devices in a Virtual Machine

Follow the guidelines in this section to add, remove, configure, connect and disconnect your virtual machine's devices.

Adding, Configuring and Removing Devices in a Virtual Machine

Adding, Configuring and Removing Devices in a Virtual Machine

The virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings) is the control center where you can add devices to a virtual machine, change the settings for those devices and remove them.

To add a new device, open the virtual machine settings editor, click Add, then follow the instructions in the Add New Hardware Wizard to add the new device to your virtual machine. Click OK to save your changes and close the virtual machine settings editor.

To change settings for a device, open the virtual machine settings editor, select the device you want to modify and make your changes. Click OK to save your changes and close the virtual machine settings editor.

To remove a device, open the virtual machine settings editor, click the name of the device you want to remove, then click Remove. Click OK to close the virtual machine settings editor.

Connecting and Disconnecting Removable Devices

Connecting and Disconnecting Removable Devices

Choose VM > Removable Devices to connect and disconnect removable devices that you have configured for your virtual machine — including floppy drives, DVD/CD-ROM drives, USB devices and Ethernet adapters — while the virtual machine is running.

When you choose VM > Removable Devices, a submenu appears. Choose a device from that menu to connect or disconnect it and to edit device settings. If you choose Edit, a dialog box appears. Make all the changes you want to make, then click OK.

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